Fox Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

The 2013 vintage had a warm ripening season, with harvest occurring on the last day of January through to mid February. The grapes achieved flavour ripeness earlier than most years, the warm ripening conditions allowed the development of powerful but fresh flavours that balance the wine’s richness and intensity.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Pale straw-green; tropical fruit comes through strongly on the bouquet, less so on the mid-palate, then finishes with crisp acidity. Rating 88 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale gold.

Aroma

Classic aromas of lantana, citrus blossom, kaffir lime and lemon zest.

Palate

Grapefruit, hints of rockmelon and fresh lime juice characters fill a luscious front and mid palate, these flavours persist in the mouth before finishing with great length and crisp, balanced acid.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is suited for early drinking and will retain fresh fruit characters for the next couple of years. This wine is made to be enjoyed whilst it is young.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.4%

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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